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Alice in Wonderland @ British Library / until 17th April 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Thu 09.30-20.00
Fri 09.30-18.00
Sat 09.30-17.00
Sun 11.00-17.00

@ Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Free entry

www.bl.uk

Happy Birthday Alice! To celebrate 150 years of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibition explores how Alice has captured our imaginations for so many years.

Although the story has been adapted, appropriated, re-imagined and re-illustrated since its conception, we are still enchanted by Carroll’s original, much loved story, which continues to inspire new generations of writers and illustrators.

Go and see Lewis Carroll’s original manuscript with hand-drawn illustrations, alongside stunning editions by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Salvador Dali and others.

Also visit the pop-up shop in the British Library Entrance Hall until 31 January 2016.

Wanderlust @ The Big Red (Depford) / ongoing

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu 5pm-12pm
Fri 5pm-2am
Sat 12pm-2am
Sun 12pm-10pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)

@ Wünderlust @The Big Red, 30 Deptford Church Street, London SE8 4RZ

www.wunderlustlondon.co.uk

Wünderlust is Austrian street food trader Fleisch Mob’s new pop-up project at Deptford’s Big Red.

A bar and restaurant created with amazing eats & local brews all in and around a double decker bus.

South London beats, music goes late into the night!

Seasonally changing menu with an Austrian influence, with the finest rare breed grilled meat, fresh fish & seafood, English cheeses, Kent Charcuterie, beers made from within 4 miles of the bar, natural and unfiltered wines and great cocktails.

Also featuring a street food menu, served until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Events through January 2016:
Fri 8th – Mr Prince
Sat 9th – OK Jones
Sun 10th – Residents

Thu 14th – Residents
Fri 15th – Tasty Treats
Sat 16th – Horton Jupitor
Sun 17th – Residents

Thu 21st – Residents
Fri 22nd – So & Soul
Sat 23rd – Scissor Me Senseless x Sister Sister
Sun 24th – Residents

Thu 28th – Residents
Fri 29th – (TBA)
Sat 30th – Love Tempo
Sun 31st – Residents

VAULT Festival @ The Vaults / from 27th January until 6th March 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Tickets: free and from £5

www.vaultfestival.com

Vault Festival is returning for six weeks of events, drinks, shows and gigs underground! This year there are three bars and the Suffolk Punch, a brand new restaurant, open to the public.

Trgyve Wakenshaw, The Misfit Analysis and Clout Theatre are amongst the many performers, eight unbelievable spaces within one venue, three stylish bars and an amazing pop-up restaurant will fill the labyrinthine vaults beneath Waterloo Station.

Tickets for theatre performances, comedy, club nights, workshops, family entertainment and events from £5!

Featuring:

  • Perfomances
  • Theatre
  • Bars
  • Pop-up restaurant
  • Club nights
  • Workshops
  • Family entertainment
  • Emerging artists

SOPHIE @ Village Underground / 21st January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 20:00-23:00

@ Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2A 3PQ

Tickets: £12 book online

www.villageunderground.co.uk

Under the moniker SOPHIE, reclusive London-based musician Samuel Long made a huge, fizzy splash on the underground dance-pop scene during the mid-2010s with a series of singles that contorted elements of giddy Eurodance, Japanese and Korean pop, and experimental sound design into blindingly neon-colored pop-art gems.

Often associated with the similar-minded PC Music label, SOPHIE’s sophisticated, hyperkinetic productions typically feature high-pitched female vocals, sugary synthesizer textures, and beats drawing from underground dance music styles such as U.K. garage as well as mainstream pop and hip-hop.

Instead of utilizing samples, he constructs his inventive tracks from waveforms, creating bizarre noises which resemble bubbling water, inflating balloons, elastic bands, and other non-musical sounds, adding to the surrealist, blatantly artificial quality of his music.

Cycle Revolution @ Design Museum / until 30th June 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10am to 5.45pm daily

@ Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD

Tickets: £13.65 book online (1 ticket for 3 exhibitions)

www.designmuseum.org

Cycle Revolution at London’s world leading Design Museum celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future.

The last decade has seen a revolution in cycling, on a scale not witnessed in the UK since the Second World War.

Cycle Revolution celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from every day commuting to Olympic level competition. It brings together bicycles, clothing, accessories, equipment, film and photography to explain where cycling is now and where it might take us in the future.

The exhibition looks at cycling subcultures through four ‘tribes’ – the High Performers who reach Olympic speeds, the Thrill Seekers who take on all terrains, the Urban Riders who pedal our cities mile by mile, and the Cargo Bikers who work on two wheels. British bespoke bicycle frame building is showcased in the exhibition in a recreation of a bicycle making workshop featuring artisans from across the UK.

Cycle Revolution closes with a glimpse into the future of cycling – how it is changing the infrastructure of the city, and how architects, designers and urban planners are responding to the needs of twenty-first century cyclists? Enjoy the ride!

Don’t miss the specially-commissioned Ben Wilson bicycle sculpture in the museum’s Atrium, cycling films in the 1.5 Gallery and series of cycling related talks and events.

Last minute New Year’s Eve events

Resident Advisor

Time Out London

Visit London

Design My Night

NYE 2015 @ Fabric / Thursday 31st December 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 21:00 – 09:00

@ Fabric, 77a Charterhouse St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 3HN

Tickets: £45 book online

www.fabriclondon.com

Aside from Fabric’s birthday celebration, New Year’s Eve is pretty much the only other date of the calendar year where there’s a unified expectation that comes with the magnitude of the celebration at hand. So, for the breaking of their 17th year, they’ve had the privilege to hand pick a killer cast of artists to join the residents, Craig Richards and Terry Francis – two people who have a long and proven track record of delivering the groove time and again.

Joining them on the 31st December here in EC1 will be a selection of headline talent from the club’s recent history. Nina Kraviz is set to return to Farringdon after the success of her debut acid powered трип label party here and she’ll be joined by one of favourite Bristolians, Eats Everything, who fully demonstrated his capabilities at the controls of Room Two this October just gone.

George FitzGerald will also be joining, stepping up after enjoying the success of his debut album, Fading Love, which came out on Domino offshoot, Double Six. The Hot Creations associate and London lynchpin Richy Ahmed will also be spinning on the night, backed up by one of our city’s most prized selectors, Alex Arnout aka the man responsible for Dogmatik Records and for breaking the career of one Maya Jane Coles who we’re pleased to note is also in tow for the celebrations.

And, as if that lineup wasn’t already enough, they’ll once again be opening for a full twelve hours with the club running from 9pm until 9am!

Lineup:
Craig Richards
Terry Francis
Alex Arnout
Eats Everything
George FitzGerald
Maya Jane Coles
Nina Kraviz
Richy Ahmed
Robert James

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Happy Christmas from the team 🎄 🎅 🎁

The View from The Shard with Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chocolat @ The Shard / available ongoing

TIME AND PLACE:

Open: seven days a week (check website for details)

@ The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG

Package for two £109 (View from The Shard and Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chocolat)

www.buyagift.co.uk

Take a loved one to the enchanting crystalline world created by Bompas and Parr at the top of The Shard, featuring the best view of London’s unique and constantly evolving skyline. The perfect package for winter exclusively from buyagift.co.uk

You will have access to The Shard’s special sensory winter experience which provides you with theatrical ice crystals, frost and snow drifts.

The Shard is Western Europe’s tallest building and home to London’s highest viewing platform. You and your guest will ascend up through the shard of glass in the building’s high speed lift and arrive onto the observational deck where you’ll be able to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of the Capital  for up to 40 miles around.

Once you’ve taken in the fantastic sights, enjoy a short walk to the famous Borough Market next to the River Thames where you’ll enjoy a divine afternoon tea for two at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 serving a delectable range of treats from scones, hot chocolate, banana bread and more.  You can even enjoy your treat from the open-air roof terrace or the covered outdoor space with blankets – both overlook the wonderful Borough Market.

Package for two:

  • The View from The Shard
  • Bompas and Parr sensory winter experience
  • Afternoon tea at Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 in Borough Market
  • Complementary Prosecco with your Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea includes  cacao gin cured salmon and avocado sandwich, rare beef and white chocolate horseradish sandwich, classic chicken club with chocolate aioli, cucumber, dill, cream cheese & cocoa nib. House made banana bread, chocolate and orange scone served with chocolate spread, cocoa nib butter, strawberry jam. Caramelised white chocolate cheesecake, dark 70% chocolate mousse, brittany shortbread. A choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or a cocoa infusion.

Opening times for The Shard:

  • Sunday to Wednesday 10am-7pm (last entry 5.30pm)
  • Thursday to Saturday 10am -10pm
  • Closed on 25th December

Opening times for Hotel Chocolat:

  • Afternoon Tea available Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm-5pm

Eddie Peake The Forever Loop @ Barbican Centre: The Curve / until 10th January 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat–Wed 11am–8pm
Thu–Fri 11am–9pm
Closed: 24, 25, 26 Dec
Sun 27 Dec 11am–8pm
Mon 28 Dec 12noon–8pm
Thu 31 Dec 11am–6pm

@ Barbican Centre, The Curve, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Free entry

www.barbican.org.uk

London-based artist Eddie Peake combines live performance with sculpture, video, installation and painting to create an energetic gallery experience.

Sexuality and desire are constant themes in Peake’s live performances that typically foreground the naked body.

The Forever Loop presents a choreographed, looped performance that weaves in and out of synchronisation with a video of past performances, a home movie from his childhood and a film shot at the studio of koollondon.com.

Set against a backdrop of large scale installations from maze-like, plastered wall structures that frame both the viewer and performer to a raised scaffold walkway, the performers move in and out of the spaces taking the viewer on a dramatic journey, while a sheer suited roller skater glides fluidly through the space.

The installation is populated with surreal objects Including a cast of Perspex bears, brightly coloured whale bones, a metal figure with an acrylic box head filled with autobiographical items, as well as delicate bronze pipettes nestled on shelves with plaster sculptures.

Nudity included! No photos allowed!

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